The Soft Geometries of En-lightenment

Easter Sunday. Sunset. There

it was in the long light

at the back of the house. Caught

for a moment. An angel

freeze-frozen  in its unfurling.

Shining tip of an iceberg

announcing the darkness

of its depth. The wonder

of a young child’s potential

curled in on itself, spring-

laden. Exquisite fractal,

glowing filigree fronds, crosiers

of Dicksonia antarctica delicately

tracing ornate & silver tongues

of dying light.

[note: WordPress again will not recognise the stanza breaks I’ve put into this poem; the poem is supposed to consist of three quatrains followed by a tercet, i.e. a sonnet with an extra line. Don’t know what to do about that. Any suggestions anyone?]


~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on April 9, 2010.

3 Responses to “The Soft Geometries of En-lightenment”

  1. An awesome poem. I love the images!
    All the best,
    Laara WilliamSen

    • Thanks Laara, glad you liked it. Pity I can’t get WordPress to recognise the stanza breaks though. Best wishes for a vibrant spring in Vancouver, Peter

  2. Thank you Peter. Sometimes, I copy and paste from another site such as Linked in or my yolasite website. This way the text is laid out the way I want it and the business of computer language doesn’t need to be sorted out. With the caps and periods, I understood your stanza breaks! Yes, it is Springtime here and Happy Autumn to you!

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